Chapter 181

Chapter 181

2003 -- H 6048 AS AMENDED

Enacted 07/10/03





     Introduced By: Representative Joseph H. Scott


     Date Introduced: February 12, 2003





It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 40-5.1-13 of the General Laws in Chapter 40-5.1 entitled "Family

Independence Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:

     40-5.1-13. Reporting of income and resources by recipients. (a) Except as provided

in subsection (b) below, all All adult family members are responsible for reporting changes in

income, resources, family composition or other factors which can effect the family's eligibility or

payment level within ten (10) days of the change in circumstances. In addition, families receiving

cash assistance, as a supplement to earnings must report their earnings on a monthly, quarterly or

semi-annual basis, as determined by the department, on forms provided by the department, and

such reporting requirements shall be applied uniformly to all families similarly situated.

     (b) Whenever adult family member(s) become aware that a minor child in their

household has been or will be temporarily absent from the home, the adult family member(s)

have the responsibility to report such absence of a minor child from the home by the end of the

five (5) day period that begins with the date that the adult family member(s) become aware that

the minor child has been or will be absent from the home for a period of thirty (30) or more

consecutive days.

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2003.